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Blossom Bariatrics, Las Vegas, United States


Blossom Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery Specialists Blossom Bariatrics

About Us

At Blossom Bariatrics, situated in Las Vegas, Nevada, our desire is helping individuals in their quest to more desirable wellbeing and satisfying way of life. Our exercise is dedicated to serving Las Vegas Lap Band and gastric bypass individuals recover a better excellence of lifestyle by reducing their excessive fat. 

Our patients begin to take pleasure in the simple joys of living once again; for instance having fun with their kids or even grand-children, ride-on a roller coaster for the very first time, or even starting to date and vacation. 

Our Las Vegas Surgical Weight Loss Program Includes:
  • Lap Band
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve Resection
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery/ROSE
  • Nutrition Class and Follow-up
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Sleep Apnea Screening
  • Support Groups – before and after surgery

About Dr. Tom Umbach, MD

As a bariatric professional at North Vista Hospital and Saint Rose de Lima Hospital, Dr. Umbach delivers his knowledge of setting up effective bariatric methods to the Las Vegas region. He has previously initiated up the laproscopic operational weight loss system at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco, which services most of Northern California. He after that developed a “Center of Excellence” plan in Eugene, Oregon. Further remarkable accomplishments consist of; “America’s Top Surgeon 2008,” a number of “Who’s Who” listings and being an Eagle Scout. 

Why Choose Us?

Blossom Bariatrics is a weight reduction surgical treatment center with committed specialists devoted to provide you with customized attention, availability to staff and data, professional health care know-how, along with a loving atmosphere.

  • Personalized Care
  • Easy Accessibility
  • Highly Qualified
  • Supportive Environment


What to Expect

The greater part of individuals who deem weight reduction (bariatric) surgical treatment achieve this after many years of ineffective diet initiatives, such as involvement in diet plans, taking weight reduction drugs as well as doing exercises. After many years of weight loss and attaining it back again, it is far from extraordinary to criticize your own self. The majority of our Las Vegas Lap Band and gastric bypass patients have already been on numerous diet programs as well as wind up beginning to feel just like a defeat. At Blossom Bariatrics we fully grasp this. We provide you with a secure helpful atmosphere, effective long lasting weight reduction, love attention from a devoted Center of Quality medical specialist and staff. 

Morbid weight problems is an illness demanding ongoing therapy. Bariatric surgical treatment is a treatment option that changes the patient’s body structure and physiology, whilst permitting considerable weight reduction along with the reversal of enhancement of co-morbid problems.

Bariatric surgical procedure is not a cure-all and never should be considered such. Nevertheless, as an effective tool, it can help patients achieve a sense of satiety, or satisfaction, from the development of a little stomach pouch. For many weight reduction patients, dieting was annoying since the sensation of satiety was lacking. So, satiety could be the exclusive consequence of the surgery, assisting patients to feel complete and delighted by less food. 

Profitable bariatric surgery patients utilize the surgical treatment as an effective tool to help control their hunger. Along with workout as well as a nutritious diet, bariatric surgical treatment can help you feel full and attain your ultimate goal of health and fitness.

Most of our Las Vegas Stomaphyx, Lap Band and gastric bypass patients state that in the course of the initial 12 to 18 months following surgical treatment, they feel highly encouraged and rejuvenated. During this precious time, they are creating considerable lifestyle improvements for example eating new foods and smaller sized meals, using nutritional vitamins every day, and also working out on a regular basis. Most of these alterations will likely be mentioned before surgical treatment and must come as no real surprise following surgical procedure.

What Will I Do to Be prepared ? 
Bariatric surgical treatment is much like other major surgical procedures. You can best prepare by understanding the advantages and dangers of surgical treatment and by carefully following Dr. Umbach’s guidelines.


Weight Loss Surgery
There are two fundamental techniques that bariatric surgical treatment works to assist patients shed weight and enhance or resolve co-morbidities: One way is malabsorption and the other is limitation. 1 typical bariatric surgical treatment carried out today is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgical treatment, which uses both techniques. Conversely, Las Vegas Bariatric Surgical treatment patients attain weight reduction by means of the limited technique only. 

Both methods are believed to be very beneficial and comparatively secure. However, sometimes revision bariatric surgical treatment may be essential to change the gastric band or improve the outcomes of gastric bypass surgical treatment. Dr. Umbach is definitely skilled in accomplishing revision bariatric surgery in Las Vegas, and he has assisted many patients achieve their weight reduction dreams. 


Gastric  Sleeve

           BMI under 55             $10,400

           BMI over 55               $15,500

Gastric  Lap Band

BMI under 55             $10,400

BMI over 55               $15,500

Gastric Bypass          $21,500


  • Patients with BMI higher than 50 are already considered high-risks, thus, a different cost is specified.
  • Revision surgeries may vary. It is recommended that your case is evaluated first by Dr. Umbach to provide a recommendation specific to your needs.

General Surgery
Dr. Tom Umbach is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has completed intensive training in a range of surgical procedures. In addition to performing weight loss surgery at Blossom Bariatrics, he offers several types of general surgery, including the following procedures:

  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendix Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery


Tom Umbach, MD

As a bariatric professional at North Vista Hospital and Saint Rose de Lima Hospital, Dr. Umbach delivers his experience of setting up effective bariatric procedures to the Las Vegas region. He has earlier started up the laproscopic surgical weight loss system at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco, which services all of Northern California. He after that developed a “Center of Excellence” plan in Eugene, Oregon. Further remarkable successes consist of; “America’s Top Surgeon 2008,” several “Who’s Who” listings and being an Eagle Scout. 

Bariatrics is Dr. Umbach’s Enthusiasm ! His technique is 100% dedicated to assisting Las Vegas Lap Band and gastric bypass patients attain much healthier way of life. It delivers them wonderful satisfaction to notice patients get rid of their overweight and also take pleasure in the effortless happiness of life. 

Dr. Tom Umbach and his spouse, Holly, have two wonderful children, Alex and Taylor. The family members enjoys traveling, camping, reading, watching America’s Next Top Model and HGTV, and skiing/snowboarding. They have a wonderful German Sheppard named Cadia, who thinks she’s a lap dog. Dr. Tom Umbach also is a private pilot who loves to fly when he can find a spare moment. 

  • % of Practice is Bariatrics: 100Dr. Umbach and patient before surgery
  • Minimum Age for Patients: 18
  • Maximum Age for Patients: 68
  • Surgery after Residency: 7 Years Experience
  • Laparoscopic Surgery: 7 Years Experience
  • Bariatric Surgery: 7 Years Experience
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: 7 Years Experience

Education & Training:

  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Member of American Board of Surgery


Ruth Lee

Front Desk – Receptionist

Ruth is the face and voice of our front desk. She warmly greets each person and makes sure you get to where you need to go within our office. Ruth comes to us from the construction and banking industries and brings with her a life full of experiences.

Kristyna Ferren
Client Concierge

Kristyna brings with her a wealth of medical insurance and scheduling expertise. She is well-versed in working with financial companies and helping clients reach their dream of having bariatric surgery. She is here for you from the first phone call, through obtaining financing and medical records, to the completion of surgery. To achieve these goals, Kristyna touches base with each patient on a weekly basis and is reachable by phone or email. Please feel free to email or call her with any questions regarding the surgeries offered at Blossom Bariatrics and the necessary steps to get there.

Diane Loudon
Case Manager

Diane, the goddess of insurance authorization and case management, has a long history of working with insurance companies in Nevada. Once your file is ready to be submitted to the insurance company, Diane will keep you up to date on a weekly basis with the status of the pending authorization. When it comes to obtaining authorization, she is very meticulous with her files and leaves no stone unturned. Along with insurance authorization, Diane obtains benefits and eligibility on each client’s insurance before the first appointment and re-verifies it prior to surgery. Please feel free to call her with your questions regarding your insurance benefits and criteria.

Holly Umbach
Practice Manager

Holly has been hanging out with Dr. Tom for 11 years now. She is fascinated by the field of bariatrics and has been the practice manager for Blossom Bariatrics from the time of conception. You will find her throughout the office working with everyone from patients to vendors. There is not a hat that Holly does not wear at the office! In her free time she enjoys playing indoor soccer, working on gluten-free recipes and spending time with her family.


Dr. Umbach,

I just wanted to wish you & your wonderful staff for everything you all have done for me. Because of all of you, this is going to be the bestest Christmas for me ever!!! I am now 67lbs. lighter from the last time you saw me July 13, 2012. I’m only 33lbs. till I reach my goal of 100lbs. gone. I really do hope you remember me, considering all the patients you see everyday, but just so you know, I will ALWAYS remember you & your staff.

I sent you a picture of my progress so far wishing you all a Merry, Merry Christmas. Please share with the rest of your staff…Thank you again, and I will for sure stop in and visit when Mary Grove & I return in July 2013 to do the zip-down down Fremont St. LOL

Michelle Short

2 months ago today I had my life changing surgery. To date I have lost 56lbs, feel amazing, have tons of energy and am donating clothes like crazy.

A big thank you to Dr. Umbach and the whole team at Blossom! You guys are amazing and I can’t wait for you to see the new me when I come down to Las Vegas next July!

I am a walking testimonial, I tell EVERYONE about Blossom Bariatrics and my incredible experience!

Have a great day!

- M

I finally have a weight that starts with a one!!!! I hit 198 this morning Dr. Tom!! Thank you so very much!!!!!!

- JV

I had gastric Lap Band on May 16, 2012. I want to personally thank the staff and Dr. Umbach for giving me my life back. Before my surgery I was always tired and had no motivation to do anything. It was so hard to control what I ate and how much I ate. Now it’s an all new way of living. Dr. Umbach gave me my health back. I am a diabetic, have bad knees and also have sleep apnea. Since my surgery, I have cut the use of my insulin in half. In the last four weeks I have lost 33 pounds and am still going. I had no problems after surgery except the infamous gas pains but those were short lived. I would recommend Dr. Umbach to ANYONE thinking of doing this type of weight loss surgery. He is as skilled with a knife as Picasso is with a paint brush and he truly is painting a very beautiful portrait every time he does surgery. He is truly an AMAZING surgeon and he has a wonderful staff that is so helpful in every way. I would like to thank all of them especially Ruth, Krystina and Dr. Umbach from the very bottom of my heart. My journey begins and I am truly happy and on my way to great health.

Lisa Pettit

THANK YOU so much for being amazing and helping change our lives!!!

Rodney Poplin

Before and After Pictures